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  1. Updates for Tuesday 21 February 2017
  2. Man, 96, charged with murder of wife, 92
  3. Major cuts at city's hospitals part of national plan
  4. Hero police officer saves drowning man from river
  5. Hundreds at Trump protest
  6. Panthers face Cardiff tonight
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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Weather: Rain pushing in

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It’ll be cloudy for the rest of today with patches of showery rain pushing eastwards. Highs of 12C (54F).


Tonight, it’ll be cloudy and breezy at times with more showers expected overnight. Lows of 9C (48F).

Notts Police can appeal 'on all counts'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Following Mr Gray's High Court hearing, the force was refused permission to appeal against the ruling.

But Nottinghamshire Police has confirmed it has now been permitted to appeal “on all counts”. 

However, a force spokesman said it would be “inappropriate” to comment further.

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The case will be heard at the Court of Appeal in London at a later date.

Mr Gray did not wish to make a comment when contacted by the BBC.

Force can challenge decision over PC cleared of rape

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Nottinghamshire Police has been granted permission to appeal a High Court ruling which stated it was wrong not to reinstate a former detective.

Trevor Gray was accused of raping a 43-year-old woman while off duty at a house in Nottingham in 2011.

He was jailed in 2012 but his conviction was quashed a year later after his wife traced a key witness.

Trevor Gray

He was cleared of all charges after a retrial in 2014 and a Police Appeals Tribunal board ruled he could return to work.

But Mr Gray was suspended by the force in April 2014 – a decision later upheld by another tribunal.

Two years later, Mr Gray was granted a judicial review into his dismissal, and in July last year a High Court judge said the force was wrong not to reinstate him.

Travel: Crash on A52

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Travel: Bulwell roadworks

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Storm Doris: All you need to know

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

WHO? Storm Doris is a low pressure system which is likely to cause disruption on Thursday.

WHY SHOULD I BE WORRIED? An amber warning for wind is currently valid from 06:00 - 18:00. Amber warnings mean “be prepared”.

WHERE'S IT GOING TO HIT? The warning currently applies to Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and other parts of the country.

met office amber warnign storm doris
Met Office

WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN? Rain is expected on Thursday morning, which will become patchier as the day goes on. Widespread gusts of 50-60mph are expected across the East Midlands between 14:00 and 15:00. Gusts of 70-80mph are possible but more likely over higher ground and in exposed areas. 

WHAT ARE THE DANGERS? High-sided vehicles should take extra care and widespread disruption to travel networks is likely. Interruptions to power supplies is possible, there could be damage to structures and there is a danger of injury from flying debris.

Armed robbery at Hyson Green Ladbrokes

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Another armed robbery to report now.

A man holding a large knife threatened a staff member in a bookies in Hyson Green last night.


The man made off with cash from the Radford Road Ladbrokes at about 22:20, police said.

He was described as mixed race, around 5ft 7ins, wearing a balaclava, dark blue rain jacket and carrying a black laptop bag.

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A lovely shot from Kimberley, where the first shoots of spring are appearing.

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Travel: M1 clear after car fire

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Watch: Knife-wielding robbers raid store

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Police have just released shocking CCTV footage of the moment two men robbed a supermarket in Stapleford.

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The masked men entered the Best-One store in Central Avenue just before 21:00 on 22 December.

They threatened the staff, forcing two of them into the back office in a failed bid to open a safe.

The men made off towards Hillfield Road with two tills and a purse.

Man, 96, in court accused of killing 92-year-old wife

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A 96-year-old man has been charged with the murder of his 92-year-old wife, police have said.

Ernestine Tindall was found dead at the couple's home in Perlethorpe on 3 August last year.

Her husband Jack Tindall, who's now living in Boughton, near Ollerton, appeared in court today where he was granted conditional bail until 9 June, 2017, when he will appear at Nottingham Crown Court.

M1: Two lanes closed

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J22 for A50 and J21A for A46 Leicester North.

M1 Leicestershire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound between J22, A50 (Coalville) and J21a, A46 (Leicester North), because of a car fire.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

'Absolutely right' to invite Trump to UK

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Prime Minister Theresa May announced the state visit during a visit to Washington for talks with Mr Trump last month.

This resulted in two petitions - one against a state visit, which got 1.85 million signatures, and one in favour which got 311,000 - which triggered a debate in Parliament yesterday.

There were protests in Westminster too yesterday.

Foreign Office minister Sir Alan Duncan said: "We believe it is absolutely right that we should use all the tools at our disposal to build common ground with President Trump."

Trump protest 'won't change a thing'


Opinion's divided on the Trump protest through Nottingham last night over on our Facebook page.

Daniel Kerley said: "This isn't going to change a thing .. Stop throwing your toys out the pram and accept it. Your little banners and shouting won't make a slight bit of difference."


But Jennifer Milward wrote: "If you need explaining why Trump is bad for everyone then you have your head buried so far into the sand that kids have started planting flags between your toes."

Gareth Davies was more concerned with the disruption it caused: "Trump is an odious and thoroughly unpleasant man, but is he or indeed the Government going to care about a few protestors in Nottingham? No they won't."

River rescue PC is medal-winning swimmer

Eric Simpson

BBC News Online

PC Patterson, the officer being hailed as a hero after rescuing a man from the Trent this weekend, is clearly a stong swimmer.

He won a bronze in the 50m freestyle at the British Masters Championship in 2016.

pc patterson medal

He's been a qualified lifesaver since he was 16 and has captained the Police Lifesaving Team.

Handgun used in Retford robbery

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A man was knocked to the floor and tied up in an armed robbery last week.


Two masked men - one armed with a handgun - entered a house in Grove, near Retford at about 19:30 on Thursday.

A "substantial amount" of jewellery was stolen, police said.

Travel: A453 delays

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Batten down the hatches for Doris

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

The storm on Thursday has now been named “Doris” and an amber weather warning has been issued for the East Midlands for damaging winds. 

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For a while we could experience gusts of 70-80mph (113-129km/h) which could cause structural damage, interruptions to power supplies and disruption to travel. 

In addition to the strong winds, a band of heavy rain will also be with us which could convert to snow over higher ground.

Man in court over weekend bin fires

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A man’s been charged with arson after 14 bins were set on fire in Beeston over the weekend.

Firefighters from Highfields and London Road stations dealt with 14 separate incidents from Friday evening to the early hours of yesterday morning.

A 53-year-old, from Bramcote, was arrested and charged and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates Court this morning.

A 34-year-old man arrested over the weekend has been released without charge, police said.

Lifesaver PC: 'We made a difference today'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here's the hero officer himself reflecting on the rescue.

Trent rescue 'exemplary piece of police work'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The work of PC Patterson and his colleagues was praised by Sgt Julian Smedley who said it "was an exemplary piece of work by all officers".

They've all been recommended for an award or a commendation.  

PC Patterson displayed true courage, selfless commitment and determination as he entered the river to save the man’s life on a February afternoon. He gave no thought for his own safety - sheer confidence in his own ability as a strong swimmer and member of the Underwater Search Unit prevailed."

Sgt Julian SmedleyNottinghamshire Police

Hero PC saves man from river

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

"True courage, selfless commitment and determination" are words used to describe a Notts Police officer who dived into the Trent this weekend to rescue a man in the water.

Pc James Patterson

PC James Patterson was on duty at the City Ground for Forest's game against Sheffield Wednesday when he received a call that a man was in trouble.

PC Patterson, a member of the force's underwater search unit, immediately stripped off his uniform and leapt into the water clutching a life ring.

"At that point instinct kicked in and I did what I've been trained to do as a police officer and a lifesaver," he said.

He brought the man to the bank where fellow officers revived him. He's now recovering in the QMC.

Dog 'marooned' on island

Dominic Johnson

BBC Radio Nottingham reporter

Firefighters in Newark have rescued a dog which had become stranded on an island in the River Trent. 

Crews from Warsop and Newark were called out to Mill Lane at about 08.15 this morning after reports the dog was "marooned".

Hospital cuts 'best hope' for NHS

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

In total, 44 plans for local health provision have been drawn up across England 

The BBC has analysed each one and has identified 28 that mention some form of cut to local hospitals.

hospitals graphic

Nottinghamshire's Sustainability and Transformation Plan includes a range of cost-saving measures, including the removal of more than one in 10 beds from Nottingham's two main hospitals over the next two years.  

The King's Fund think tank says the proposals offer the best hope for the NHS, but it's warned that cutting hospital beds could destabilise already stretched services.

Nottingham hospital cuts part of wider NHS plans

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Nearly two thirds of local plans to reshape NHS services in England, including in Nottingham, involve hospital closures or moving treatment to a different site, a BBC analysis has shown.

We heard a few months ago that City Hospital could be significantly downsized and the number of beds across both Nottingham's hospitals reduced by 200.

city hospital

The proposals have been made by local NHS bosses as part of a national programme to transform the health service and save money.

They include everything from full closures of hospitals to cutting some specialist services such as A&E and stroke care.

Ministers argue patients will receive better care in the community.

Donald Trump protest in Nottingham

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Nottingham last night to protest against the US President for a second time.

Were you there? Send us your pictures and videos.

nottingham protest

Banner-waving protesters marched from the Forest Rec to the Old Market Square in response to the plans for Donald Trump's state visit.

Villa lose after Lansbury own goal

BBC Nottingham Sport

Former Nottingham Forest midfielder, Henri Lansbury, scored an own goal in Newcastle's 2-0 win over Aston Villa last night.

It puts Newcastle back at the top of the Championship.

Watch: Weather for the East Midlands

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Here's how it's looking today...

Panthers vs Cardiff

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottingham Panthers will have Miika Wiikman back in goal tonight for their Elite League match at home to leaders Cardiff Devils.

Miika Wiikman
Karl Denham

Panthers will move up to fourth in the table with a win, while Cardiff can stretch their lead at the top to nine points if they win.

Face-off is at 19:30.

Traffic updates for Nottinghamshire

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

  • Traffic is struggling along the A52 eastbound between the Bramcote and Priory islands
  • It's also slow on the westbound stretch between the Wheatcroft and Knight islands
  • There are problems around junction 24 of the M1 and on the A453
  • Delays on the A46 eastbound, heading out of Newark

Good morning: Join us for today’s live news coverage

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

It's feeling like Spring already.

Here's this morning's colourful sunrise over East Bridgford...

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